Companies involved in R&D have had to change focus quickly

If there is one thing Covid-19 has taught businesses it is to expect the unexpected and always be ready to pivot. Many companies involved in the areas of research and development (R&D) have done just that, with much of the effort and funding that would have gone towards other important programmes or trials now being flooded into research for a vaccine or treatment for Covid-19.

Dublin-based life science company Genuity Science has seen a major shift in focus of R&D, with much funding and manpower diverted solely to the Covid effort.

Anne Jones, managing director of Genuity Science (Ireland) Ltd, says: “Globally many clinical trials in other areas have been suspended, and we’ve seen many labs, particularly those in an academic setting, currently closed due to restrictions stemming from the pandemic.”

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